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    Let’s Talk About ‘Dark Girls’

    When you’re a dark-skinned, black 20-something living your life in America, you really don’t expect to see or hear your narrative being told by mainstream media. You hardly see the normal, everyday life of a dark-skinned black woman being depicted in the media we consume, a truth that helps to reinforce the close-minded perception we have of them when they’re encountered in public spaces. ...

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    6 Underrated Benefits of Being Sensitive

    Among the things you as a reader may not know about me, being sensitive is one of them. Those who are very close to me know this to be true while others who know me may be surprised by this. I think it's because over time, I have done a good job of hiding it, only letting a certain group of people see this side of myself. ...

  • Y

    Your Singleness is Not a Disease

    For the past four years, biochemistry has been my boo thing, my love, my one and only. That major was one needy piece of work and two days ago, I decided to call it quits. Now, mind you, it was an open relationship so if I wanted to be in a serious thing with someone else, it was allowed....

  • O

    On Catcalling: It Wasn’t Just Hello.

    "Women don't owe you niceness." This statement has been implied, perhaps even said, in response to men who think "hi" or "hello" isn't street harassment. This statement has come to mind with the dialogue that has flooded social media in response to the catcalling video. This statement has made me look at my personal experiences and the experiences of others to see if this idea holds any water....

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    A World With Complete Visions

    My sole existence is not enough. My experiences and belief systems that encompass my worldview do not represent the entire human experience. At times, we find ourselves stuck in our day-to-day lives hardly evaluating other life experiences that exist outside of us. Perhaps we fail to evaluate opposing views to our belief systems, intentionally challenging ourselves to wrestle with what we currently believe. But it's these moments where we challenge ourselves in this way that we truly flourish as...

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    6 Saddening Observations About America’s Reaction to the Ebola Outbreak

    I want to begin this post with stating that, as with most things in life, there are exceptions in various circumstances. This post contains my observations of the American reaction to ebola. If you are American and didn't do or think any of the following things this post will mention, that's great. No, really I mean it and I am not trying to be sarcastic about it. It's good to know there are folks who know better. However, it does not negate the fact that many have spoken or behaved out of ignor...

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    ‘The Least of These.’

    This post has been floating in my mind for years...probably for the majority of the 13 years I have lived in America. And I fear posting this because of how some may receive it but there comes a point where certain things just need to be said as they are (in love of course). Here it goes....